Choosing a Home Health Care Provider

Choosing a Home Health Care Provider

There are now nearly 50 million seniors in America – officially defined as those over age 65. By 2025, that number is expected to grow to nearly 72 million, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. While most seniors continue to live a healthy and vigorous life, the odds are that at some point they will need help with some activities of living. That need may not come immediately, but the Census Bureau projects that the population age 85 and older could grow from more than 6 million currently to nearly 21 million in 2050. According to research done by the AARP nearly 82\% of these seniors say they want to stay in their homes as they age even when they need day to day assistance or on going health care during their treatment.

If you need nursing care, therapy, home health aide services, or home medical equipment, discuss this with your doctor. The doctor might write a treatment order for your care. If you have a treatment order the cost might be paid by your private insurance or by Medicare or Medicaid, if you and the home health care provider are eligible.

You can find a list of companies on FloridaHealthFinder.gov.

 

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by: Michael J. Pohl, Director of Business Development, A Better HealthCARE. Contact him at info@a-betterhealthcare.com